It’s common to hear about truck accidents occurring on expressways through Illinois. At the very least, such crashes cause traffic delays. However, the real issue is the truck size. Big-rigs are generally many times larger than other vehicles on the roads, and a truck accident will often involve multiple vehicles. Fatal truck accidents often result in the deaths of occupants in much smaller vehicles.
It is just a few miles southeast of Edwardsville to get to St. Jacob, the small town that is today mourning the loss of one of its residents. The 30-year-old had already put in a decade as an on-call firefighter with Swansea’s fire department.
As many regular readers of our Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog know, April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. And state troopers in central and southern Illinois are joining law enforcement agencies in Missouri and across the nation in reminding drivers that it is time to pay attention to the roads and traffic rather than their phones or in-dash devices.
A large number of injuries and deaths on the road involve motorcycle riders. Sadly, these accidents are often avoidable if other drivers would pay sufficient attention. Too often we hear drivers say: “I didn’t see the motorcycle.”
The Mighty Mississippi separates Illinois and Missouri. The waterway doesn't stand as a barrier to travel between the two states most of the year; spring flooding time being the exception to the rule, perhaps. Generally, those who live on one side of the river and work on the other think little about making the daily commute.
Perhaps you and your family were on a road trip when your vehicle suddenly rolled over as you were rounding a curve on a badly maintained stretch of pavement.
A recent study underscores the high level of danger that tow truck workers can face on the job.